2 Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

December 12, 2019

As we sprint toward the end of 2019, I'm sure you have just as many holiday parties as I do! Seriously, I'm not sure if I have a completely free date on my calendar until 2020. Wild!

Holiday party dressing can be stressful, especially in the age of Instagram where you want to capture all your fun outings but don't want to be caught wearing the same thing twice (or else Kate Sanders will call you out), so I wanted to share two recent party outfits I wore in hopes that it might strike some inspiration for you!

1. Sequins All The Way

Can you ever go wrong with sequins? I say, "No way!"

I wore this dress to Mariah Carey's Christmas concert in Vegas (yes, I'm still freaking out about seeing Queen Mariah in person, and yes, hearing her sing "All I Want for Christmas is You" was just as magical IRL) and love that it features larger, disc-like sequins. For all your fancy parties, go for sequins.

Here are a few more sparkling options for you:

2. The Ultimate Party Skirt

For all my friends asking about this poofy skirt, it's from H&M and it is fabulous! I love a good statement-making skirt, especially in winter when I wear black tights and boots all season long. A fun pop of color is a great way to break a look up when you're wearing a lot of dark colors, and who can say no to a bit—okay, a lot—of volume?

Finding similar skirts was a little tricky, but luckily my exact one is under $75 and just so fun. I also found some full-skirted and jacquard skirts for good measure:

What's your favorite thing to wear for holiday parties?

All I Want For Christmas Is...

December 9, 2019

As I get older, Christmas has become less about lavish gifts and more about the feeling of the holidays; of spending time with friends and family, of enjoying the crisp winter air (well, as wintery as coastal California gets), of ice skating and gingerbread baking and hot cocoa sipping.

I'm incredibly thankful to have a job where I get to enjoy a lot of perks, mostly in the form of gifted beauty and fashion products, and because of that, creating a Christmas list means focusing on those small treasures I cherish (and the one beauty PR list that doesn't send free product!).

So without further ado, here is my 2019 Christmas wish list!

1. Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V: Bronze Seduction Palette: Because Pat is the queen of iconic makeup, and this palette is absolutely stunning.

2. Le Labo Santal 26 Candle: My favorite candle in the world (Diptyque who?) From the minimal cool label to the subtle but pleasing scent, I would fill whole houses with this candle if I were JLo too!

3. elago AirPods Silicone Duo Case: Not only do people need to know I have AirPods (jk, my hair is always covering them) but they need to know which case is MINE. I currently have a lightning bolt sticker on the outside of my case, but it's starting to fall off so I wouldn't mind a pretty silicone cover.

4. Gucci Black Leather GG Marmont Card Case Wallet: Hey, I need a new wallet!

5. Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Bon Voyage Passport Holder: Two days after Christmas, I'm venturing to an international locale and ready with a brand new passport. I've always wanted a cute little passport holder, and this one (with matching luggage tag) captures my essence perfectly.

6. Ray-Ban Round-frame Gold-tone Sunglasses: I've had a knockoff version of these shades for a while, but they're getting a little bent out of shape. Maybe it's time to trade in for the real thing, now that I know I like the style.

7. Anything Reformation: You know I love all things Reformation!

8. My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams: I am incredibly obsessed with the Anna Delvey story and all things scammers and grifters. With the TV adaptation in the works as we speak, this seems like the perfect time for a deeper dive into Delvey's deceptions.

9. Fred And Sibel Susan Plaid Eyelash Pullover: is it really a Christmas wish list without at least one item of knitwear? I think not! I also see this buffalo check sweater going well with most of my closet, and I love a good green color!

What's on your Christmas wish list?